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HMIS is used by state and federally funded homeless and housing service providers to collect and manage data gathered during the course of providing housing assistance to people already experiencing homelessness and to households at risk of losing their housing.

HMIS Training

Our Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) trainings are intended for staff working for agencies already set up with HMIS access through the Department of Commerce. If your agency is not using HMIS yet, but is interested in or planning to do so, please read the Frequently Asked Questions about HMIS (PDF). Before registering for training, please read the HMIS Training Catalog for pre-training requirements. Register for trainings using the HMIS Training Registration Calendar. Trainings are updated frequently.

Please review the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Training Catalog before registering for trainings using the HMIS Training Registration Calendar and HMIS Training FAQ (PDF). Commerce trainings are free of charge. You may take as many trainings as you like and retake trainings.

Taken a training already? Share your training feedback: HMIS Training Evaluation. Additional HMIS training questions? Contact Maylee Stevenson,

HMIS Resources

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Data Standards:

HUD manuals to assist HMIS Lead Agencies and Continuums of Care (CoCs) to correctly set up projects in HMIS can be found on each of these HUD webpages:

Explanation of Commerce’s partnership with the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) (PDF)

Statewide HMIS data is used to produce several reports and publications using aggregated (containing no identifying client information) data. HMIS data is cross-match with DSHS and other state agency data through DSHS RDA. HMIS client data is not to be used for any other purpose except research and aggregate reporting. 

Search for relevant DSHS RDA reports on the FFA Research and Data Analysis page. Tip: search for the subject “Homelessness.”

DSHS-HMIS Analysis of Matched Data Published Reports:

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HMIS Technical Assistance

HMIS Technical Assistance Staff are not available on official state holidays.

Our HMIS Technical Assistance (TA) Staff (PDF) are available to help with your HMIS database needs.

Alicia Osborne
HMIS TA Help Desk
Phone: 360-522-2563

Maylee Stevenson
HMIS TA & Trainings
Phone: 360-725-2984

Talia Scott
Advanced HMIS TA & Data Integration
Phone: 360-725-2989

Jayme Khoo
Analytics and Visualization Manager
Phone: 360-725-2921

Kyle Gitchell
Data Quality and Reports Analyst
Phone: 360-725-2836

Nick Mondau
Federal Programs and HMIS Data Systems Manager
Phone: 360-725-3028

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